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Comedian, Actor, & Television/Radio Host

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Tom Papa Biography

With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country finding success in film, TV, radio and podcasts as well as on the live stage. He is a regular guest on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast and the late night TV shows.

On May 12, Papa released his second book, You’re Doing Great!: And Other Reasons To Stay Alive, a collection of essays on how people really live in modern America and what’s truly good and wonderful about our lives. Papa’s first book, Your Dad Stole My Rake: And Other Family Dilemmas, was released on June 5, 2018 from St Martin’s Press, making “Summer Must Read” lists from Parade Magazine to The New York Post. The comedic book takes a hilarious look at the host of characters in our families with bizarre, inescapable behavior.

On February 4, Netflix premiered Papa’s fourth hour-long stand-up special, Tom Papa: You’re Doing Great! A hilarious rebuttal to our current cultural feeling of dread, Papa wants you to remember that you’re doing great; life isn’t perfect, it never will be, and that’s OK.

Papa’s new podcast, Breaking Bread with Tom Papa, premiered on May 12 and features Papa and his guest for an hour of eating, drinking and enjoying life. Listeners are invited to take a seat at the table as Papa and his guests celebrate the true meaning of breaking bread with insightful, revealing and always funny conversations.

Papa is host of the daily Netflix radio show, What A Joke With Papa And Fortune, on SiriusXM’s Netflix Channel, airing Mondays through Thursdays from 10:00 AM – Noon ET.

om was a regular performer on the nationally syndicated radio show, Live From Here, from 2017 till the show ended in June of 2020 due to the pandemic. A live variety show hosted by Chris Thile that featured a unique blend of musical and comedy performances, Papa was featured in his own regular segment, “Out. In. America. With Tom Papa,” heard by the 2.6 million fans of the weekly radio show.

Papa also appears on National Public Radio several times a year as a guest panelist on Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me. This year Papa had the honor to guest host the program, filling in for Peter Segal.

In the fall of 2018, Papa hosted his own Food Network TV series, Baked, where he took his love of baking and explored bakeries throughout the country. The show developed from Papa’s love of making sourdough bread using his own sourdough starter and visiting expert bakers while on tour.

Papa’s third hour-long stand-up special, Human Mule, is now available to rent or buy on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and other major outlets. The special is available to stream on Amazon and Hulu and had its TV premiere on December 9, 2016 on Epix.

Papa’s first two, critically acclaimed hour-long specials were directed by Rob Zombie: Tom Papa: Freaked Out (2013) is streaming on Amazon and Hulu and is available as a download; and Tom Papa Live in New York City (2011) is streaming on Netflix and is available as a download.

Papa is host of the hit podcast and SiriusXM show, Come to Papa, a weekly, hour-long show featuring Papa exploring the funny side of life. Several times a year in New York and Los Angeles, Papa hosts a live Come To Papa scripted radio play that is recorded live for the podcast and SiriusXM show. With residencies at Largo in Los Angeles and The Village Underground in NYC, Papa writes the script for each show and casts top actors and comedians to play the roles or perform stand-up, all backed by a live band. Performers include Matt Damon, Sarah Silverman, Joel McHale, Bill Burr, Jim Gaffigan, John Mulaney, Kevin Nealon, Kevin Pollack and many more.

In 2019, Papa was seen in Rob Zombie’s film, 3 From Hell, the sequel to The Devil’s Rejects. In 2015, Papa guest starred on The Jim Gaffigan Show on TV Land and on Colin Quinn’s web series, Cop Show. In 2014 he was seen alongside Clive Owen in Steven Soderbergh’s Cinemax series, The Knick, and he was seen in Chris Rock’s film, Top Five.

In 2013, Papa was seen alongside Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in the HBO film, Behind the Candelabra, which was directed by Steven Soderbergh and won 11 Emmys. Papa was also seen in the hit Comedy Central series, Inside Amy Schumer.

Papa starred opposite Matt Damon in the Steven Soderbergh film, The Informant, and starred opposite Paul Giamatti in Rob Zombie’s animated feature, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, as the voice of El Superbeasto. Papa has appeared in the films Analyze That, opposite Robert

DeNiro, and Comedian; he had a voiceover role in the DreamWorks animated feature "Bee Movie" and also was a writer on the project.

Personally chosen by Jerry Seinfeld, Papa hosted the NBC series, The Marriage Ref, which ran for two seasons. Papa had a recurring role opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the CBS series, The New Adventures of Old Christine, and starred in his own NBC series, Come to Papa.

As a writer, Papa’s credits include the Rob Zombie film, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, the Jerry Seinfeld film, Bee Movie and the TV series Red Oaks, The Marriage Ref and Come To Papa.

When not touring the country, Papa lives in Los Angeles with his wife, two daughters, a cat and dog where he spends most of his time writing and baking bread.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Tom Papa for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Tom Papa, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Tom Papa or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Tom Papa?

    Booking fees for Tom Papa, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Tom Papa, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Tom Papa?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Tom Papa for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Tom Papa for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Tom Papa or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Tom Papa or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Tom Papa Biography

With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country finding success in film, TV, radio and podcasts as well as on the live stage. He is a regular guest on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast and the late night TV shows.

On May 12, Papa released his second book, You’re Doing Great!: And Other Reasons To Stay Alive, a collection of essays on how people really live in modern America and what’s truly good and wonderful about our lives. Papa’s first book, Your Dad Stole My Rake: And Other Family Dilemmas, was released on June 5, 2018 from St Martin’s Press, making “Summer Must Read” lists from Parade Magazine to The New York Post. The comedic book takes a hilarious look at the host of characters in our families with bizarre, inescapable behavior.

On February 4, Netflix premiered Papa’s fourth hour-long stand-up special, Tom Papa: You’re Doing Great! A hilarious rebuttal to our current cultural feeling of dread, Papa wants you to remember that you’re doing great; life isn’t perfect, it never will be, and that’s OK.

Papa’s new podcast, Breaking Bread with Tom Papa, premiered on May 12 and features Papa and his guest for an hour of eating, drinking and enjoying life. Listeners are invited to take a seat at the table as Papa and his guests celebrate the true meaning of breaking bread with insightful, revealing and always funny conversations.

Papa is host of the daily Netflix radio show, What A Joke With Papa And Fortune, on SiriusXM’s Netflix Channel, airing Mondays through Thursdays from 10:00 AM – Noon ET.

om was a regular performer on the nationally syndicated radio show, Live From Here, from 2017 till the show ended in June of 2020 due to the pandemic. A live variety show hosted by Chris Thile that featured a unique blend of musical and comedy performances, Papa was featured in his own regular segment, “Out. In. America. With Tom Papa,” heard by the 2.6 million fans of the weekly radio show.

Papa also appears on National Public Radio several times a year as a guest panelist on Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me. This year Papa had the honor to guest host the program, filling in for Peter Segal.

In the fall of 2018, Papa hosted his own Food Network TV series, Baked, where he took his love of baking and explored bakeries throughout the country. The show developed from Papa’s love of making sourdough bread using his own sourdough starter and visiting expert bakers while on tour.

Papa’s third hour-long stand-up special, Human Mule, is now available to rent or buy on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and other major outlets. The special is available to stream on Amazon and Hulu and had its TV premiere on December 9, 2016 on Epix.

Papa’s first two, critically acclaimed hour-long specials were directed by Rob Zombie: Tom Papa: Freaked Out (2013) is streaming on Amazon and Hulu and is available as a download; and Tom Papa Live in New York City (2011) is streaming on Netflix and is available as a download.

Papa is host of the hit podcast and SiriusXM show, Come to Papa, a weekly, hour-long show featuring Papa exploring the funny side of life. Several times a year in New York and Los Angeles, Papa hosts a live Come To Papa scripted radio play that is recorded live for the podcast and SiriusXM show. With residencies at Largo in Los Angeles and The Village Underground in NYC, Papa writes the script for each show and casts top actors and comedians to play the roles or perform stand-up, all backed by a live band. Performers include Matt Damon, Sarah Silverman, Joel McHale, Bill Burr, Jim Gaffigan, John Mulaney, Kevin Nealon, Kevin Pollack and many more.

In 2019, Papa was seen in Rob Zombie’s film, 3 From Hell, the sequel to The Devil’s Rejects. In 2015, Papa guest starred on The Jim Gaffigan Show on TV Land and on Colin Quinn’s web series, Cop Show. In 2014 he was seen alongside Clive Owen in Steven Soderbergh’s Cinemax series, The Knick, and he was seen in Chris Rock’s film, Top Five.

In 2013, Papa was seen alongside Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in the HBO film, Behind the Candelabra, which was directed by Steven Soderbergh and won 11 Emmys. Papa was also seen in the hit Comedy Central series, Inside Amy Schumer.

Papa starred opposite Matt Damon in the Steven Soderbergh film, The Informant, and starred opposite Paul Giamatti in Rob Zombie’s animated feature, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, as the voice of El Superbeasto. Papa has appeared in the films Analyze That, opposite Robert

DeNiro, and Comedian; he had a voiceover role in the DreamWorks animated feature "Bee Movie" and also was a writer on the project.

Personally chosen by Jerry Seinfeld, Papa hosted the NBC series, The Marriage Ref, which ran for two seasons. Papa had a recurring role opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the CBS series, The New Adventures of Old Christine, and starred in his own NBC series, Come to Papa.

As a writer, Papa’s credits include the Rob Zombie film, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, the Jerry Seinfeld film, Bee Movie and the TV series Red Oaks, The Marriage Ref and Come To Papa.

When not touring the country, Papa lives in Los Angeles with his wife, two daughters, a cat and dog where he spends most of his time writing and baking bread.

Tom Papa Videos

  • Tom Papa - We Are The Fattest Generation
  • Tom Papa Explains Why The Good Old Days Were Not Great ...
  • Tom Papa | You're Doing Great | Netflix Stand-Up Comedy Special ...

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  • How to book Tom Papa?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Tom Papa for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Tom Papa, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Tom Papa or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Tom Papa?

    Booking fees for Tom Papa, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Tom Papa, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Tom Papa?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Tom Papa for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Tom Papa for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Tom Papa or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Tom Papa or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Tom Papa is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Tom Papa for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Tom Papa generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ronny Chieng, Dan Harmon, Ben Schwartz, Nick Kroll and Natasha Leggero. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tom Papa for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Tom Papa Speaker Videos

  • Tom Papa - We Are The Fattest Generation
    Tom Papa Explains Why The Good Old Days Were Not Great ...
  • Tom Papa | You're Doing Great | Netflix Stand-Up Comedy Special ...
    Tom Papa - Gas Station Nachos

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